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Finding box wine in Manhattan

misskate7511 Oct 20, 2008 05:08 PM


Anyone know where to buy boxed wine in Manhattan? My Googling is leaving me empty handed, and I simply haven't the time to wander the streets of New York in search of my grail of vino.

Also, if you have any favorite/despised boxes, feel free to give commentary!


  1. MWinston Jul 14, 2009 04:07 PM

    While I frequent Franzia (and Slap-The-Bag) in Philly... I recommend going to a Trader Joe's instead and picking up a bottle of 3-Buck-Chuck instead. Decent stuff for $3 a bottle.

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      Wisco Jul 14, 2009 01:20 PM

      Astor Wines has the biggest selection I've seen downtown.

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        jgradieoakes Jul 14, 2009 01:17 PM

        Pre-chilled Franzia sounds special. Might I suggest a game of slap the bag?

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        1. re: jgradieoakes
          LeahBaila Jul 14, 2009 01:26 PM

          Aaron: Out of shear curiosity, why are you searching for chilled boxed wine?


          1. re: LeahBaila
            jgradieoakes Jul 14, 2009 02:06 PM

            Dollars to Donuts this poster is buying it for Philharmonic in the Park tonight, thus is looking for a crazy cold box. FYI everyone and their brother has bottles of wine in the park tonight. You can just grab one of those giant jugs somewhere...a lot of shops have cold magnums.

          2. re: jgradieoakes
            webercas Jul 27, 2010 12:13 PM

            you mean the game: Baggo?

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            Aaron L. Jul 14, 2009 12:42 PM

            Does anyone know of wine shops/grocery stores that carry ICE COLD boxed wine? Most of the stores I've been to keep out on their shelves at room temperature.

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            1. re: Aaron L.
              notsochubbychubette Jul 14, 2009 12:56 PM

              i have never seen boxed wine sold cold. even wayyyy outside of nyc

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              italianagambino Oct 21, 2008 01:30 PM

              Like Jung Mann mentioned, they're pretty much at every wine shop...

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                piegirl74 Oct 21, 2008 06:45 AM

                I have purchased it at 2 locations on the UWS:
                67 Wine and Spirits
                Westside Wine and Spirits (they had a better version)

                But, like JungMann says - I have seen it at a lot of neighborhood places. I would purchase it only from a shop with a knowledgeable staff tho (like Westside) because you'll get a better quality version.

                1. JungMann Oct 21, 2008 06:39 AM

                  I have seen them at almost every neighborhood wine shop, normally on the bottom racks where you'd not notice them. I also remember Broadway Wines and Spirits advertising their boxed wine as "cheaper than water."

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                    roze Oct 20, 2008 05:22 PM

                    I know they have some at Discovery wines which is down on 1st and avenue A I think.

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